Seriously, every time I stroke him I get zapped. The DC have decided he is evolving a new super power, like an electric eel. Any idea what's causign this? We don't have carpets. How the hell is he charging himself up?!
My neutered boy occasionally zaps me too! I was really confused at first but then realised what it was. He has a housecoat and when I pull it off him it slides up his back and crackles a tiny bit, it's usually shortly after removing it that it happens!
However, my dog is a skinny, baldy assed greyhound who needs a coat. You have a Spaniel so he probably doesn't have a coat does he?
Oh weird. My (neutered male rescue) cat does this as well. EVERY time I touch him. Sorry doghouse, I know he's not a dog but I do have a dog and was about to come on here to ask for some (doggy) advice when I saw this and finally felt less alone with my feline zapper...